Wednesday, March 14, 2012


"When we move in jagged and hurried ways, it becomes impossible to see, recognize or drink deeply from any beauty, wonder, or grace in anything or anyone in our path.

Worry comes with an implicit promise that abiding in its company will ensure that our problem will be solved -- that we can somehow actually worry it away, fix it before anything bad happens. But worry is a false promise, a Trojan horse, a wolf in sheep's clothing. While neither healing nor repairing anything at all, it saturates us with stress and uses all our attention to project fear and weakness into every possible future disaster.

More importantly, worry steers us away from trusting in our own essential wholeness, wisdom and strength to be able to handle, in the moment, whatever we are given."

A Life of Being, Doing and Having Enough, Wayne Muller, 2010